By working with industry-leading chefs in both Jean-Georges kitchens and celebrated kitchens worldwide, Food Dreams students will have unparalleled access to knowledge and practices that set a sound foundation for a successful and long-lasting career.

If you're a student, and you're interested in a career in the culinary industry, we encourage and invite you to apply.



We're looking for committed high school graduates who want to pursue their culinary dreams.


This scholarship will be eligible for students who have graduated high school, have demonstrated a financial need and are in a good academic and disciplinary standing.

All candidates will agree to commit to a 2-year Associate Degree program at the Culinary Institute of America followed by a Food Dreams Job Program at several Jean-Georges Vongerichten's properties (subject to restaurant needs), for a period of at least one year.



1. Senior Year of High School Student
2. High School GPA of at least 3.0
3. Proof of Required Financial Assistance

Students will need to submit a either 500 word essay or a 3 minute video answering the question: "How do you see yourself incorporating your culinary skills and knowledge of the foodservice industry into the Jean-Georges Family?"


submit application

To apply, please submit your high school transcript, cover letter, and essay or personal video by email. We're excited to hear your story.



We are proud to partner with UNICEF to dedicate scholarships to Syrian refugees residing in the U.S.


If you are a Syrian refugee residing in the United States and would like to learn more about Food Dreams, please email us.

We can't wait to get to know you.